Annual Meeting

23rd Annual Meeting of the SBN

June 19 - June 23, 2019
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN


Program Schedule

Annual Meeting Registration

SBN 2019 Flyer

The website for this year’s SBN Annual Meeting is now live. An exciting program has been organized, and includes multiple outlets for graduate students and post-docs to present their research. A pre-meeting workshop will focus on career development.

Abstracts Information

New Investigator Symposium: Senior graduate students and post docs who are members of SBN in good standing (check to see if your membership dues are current) and have a substantial story to tell about their research program may apply to present their work in The New Investigator’s Symposium at the 2019 SBN meeting. New Investigator applications require an abstract, CV, a description of your research program, and 3 letters of recommendation. Please submit your application directly through the meeting website (250 word abstract, CV, and description of research) by April 15, 2019. All materials must be received by this date, including letters of support, to be considered for this symposium.

Contributed Talks Symposium

To increase the opportunities for our members to present their work, SBN 2019 will include a symposium of short contributed talks (15 min) by members who faculty or postdoctoral positions. (Check to see if your membership dues are current.) Members who would like to be considered for this symposium should indicate this when submitting their abstract. Speakers will be selected by the program committee.

Travel Awards

Graduate student and Post-doc members are eligible to apply for a travel award that includes waived registration plus $500 travel expenses.

View Application Procedures

Poster Awards

Graduate student and Post-doctoral researcher members who wish to participate in the poster award competition should indicate so when submitting their abstract.

Annual Meeting Information


June 19 – 23, 2019


On the campus of Indiana University, Bloomington. The conference will take place in the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) on the IU campus, with poster sessions taking place in the adjacent IMU Solarium. The conference reception with be held at the IU Auditorium and adjacent Showalter Fountain. IU is also home of the Kinsey Institute, the premier research institute on human sexuality and relationships.


Housing accommodations will be available at the IMU Biddle Hotel (~$160-$190/night) or Wilkie Residence Center (two single, air conditioned rooms with individual locks connected by a full shared bathroom ($49/night), both on the IU campus. Other options include a wide range of nearby hotels (of varying cost) and several bed and breakfasts, most within easy walking distance of the IU campus.


Bloomington is most accessible via flights to Indianapolis International airport, which is approximately a 45 minute shuttle ride from Bloomington (Go Express Shuttle: $20).

Food and Drink

Bloomington is a small yet international college town with a wide range of food and drink options, including: Chinese, Turkish, Tibetan, Thai, Indian, Mediterranean, Greek, Italian, Moroccan, Japanese, Mexican, Korean, Cajun, Israeli, and American cuisine, and features five brewpubs, two wineries, a microdistillery and several local coffee houses.

See you in Bloomington for SBN 2019!